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by LateDateMorganGuy
Tue Dec 01, 2020 10:42 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: why do people do this?
Replies: 4
Views: 83

Re: why do people do this?

Maybe because they wanted to sell the silver metal shavings for melt? Likely they did a number of coins that way. Wouldn't take a lot coins to get some $$$ for food.
by LateDateMorganGuy
Sun Nov 29, 2020 11:03 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: 1889cc v4a
Replies: 10
Views: 420

Re: 1889cc v4a

From my experience, save your money. I have a EF40 clashed VAM-4 coin. I swear I see a clashed E, but others have disagreed. Besides, you can't enter one in the SSDC Registry even if you have one. That is why there is "yellow" around some clashed E sets. The fun of VAMming :lol:
by LateDateMorganGuy
Sat Nov 21, 2020 11:25 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: My thoughts about FUN 2021
Replies: 10
Views: 192

Re: My thoughts about FUN 2021

I am currently in Orlando at my house for T-Day. Was going to head back to St. Louis after that, but our office in St. Louis shutdown again due to the surge. So I am in Orlando until at least the first of the year. If the FUN Show actually happens, and my office stays shutdown, I may actually make t...
by LateDateMorganGuy
Wed Nov 18, 2020 2:41 am
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: 80-P V-56A questions
Replies: 7
Views: 136

Re: 80-P V-56A questions

Yes Mitch, I have both the 56A and 56B listing coins. Not sure why I never sent them both to LVA to kill the 56B, but they are definitely the same die pair. I guess likely the reason I didn't is that there didn't seem to be a reason at the time. But thanks Mitch for sending it to me. I forgot I had ...
by LateDateMorganGuy
Sun Nov 01, 2020 3:00 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Do I have a 1902-O VAM 1?
Replies: 20
Views: 581

Re: Do I have a 1902-O VAM 1?

Jason, try VAM-45 Die Pair #5.
by LateDateMorganGuy
Sun Nov 01, 2020 1:36 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Do I have a 1902-O VAM 1?
Replies: 20
Views: 581

Re: Do I have a 1902-O VAM 1?

Your coin has more than just the cracks. But try VAM-34.
by LateDateMorganGuy
Thu Oct 22, 2020 10:52 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: 1889-P VAM-23A Grade is in
Replies: 40
Views: 829

Re: 1889-P VAM-23A Grade is in

Yeah, congrats on the grade! That is a VAMmer's dream coin :D
by LateDateMorganGuy
Sun Oct 18, 2020 10:51 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: OT 1983-P Jeff Nickel Promo
Replies: 1
Views: 101

OT 1983-P Jeff Nickel Promo

Just curious, has anyone seen this before and know what it is? I spent time searching but came up empty. The coin has gun gray toning, not that it matters much. Any help is appreciated.
by LateDateMorganGuy
Sun Oct 18, 2020 5:25 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Do I have a 1902-O VAM 1?
Replies: 20
Views: 581

Re: Do I have a 1902-O VAM 1?

The bottom two photos of the date make it look like a Very Near Date, or very close to that. The only die pair known with this date placement and a filled 2 is the VAM-19. Sometimes photo angles can make things appear different than a straight on photo shot. The 02-Os were a bear to attribute 25 yea...
by LateDateMorganGuy
Sun Oct 18, 2020 4:43 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Do I have a 1902-O VAM 1?
Replies: 20
Views: 581

Re: Do I have a 1902-O VAM 1?

Upon further review, I suspect highly this is a VAM-19. Check your coin for a C4/C3 reverse. Also check for the small gouge inside the U of PLURIBUS.
by LateDateMorganGuy
Thu Oct 15, 2020 6:57 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Do I have a 1902-O VAM 1?
Replies: 20
Views: 581

Re: Do I have a 1902-O VAM 1?

By the way, if the near date was missed by the attributor, then maybe the revere type was also missed.

If you have a C4/C3 reverse, try V19, V31A, V61 (oops from previous post), and V73 Die 2.
by LateDateMorganGuy
Thu Oct 15, 2020 6:48 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Do I have a 1902-O VAM 1?
Replies: 20
Views: 581

Re: Do I have a 1902-O VAM 1?

Since it is attributed as a VAM-1, then technically it is a C4 reverse. If it is, the only filled 2 candidates I have cataloged with a near date and C4 reverse are V44A, V51A, and V61. Since I don't see the crack for the LDS V51A at the date, try the other two. But yeah, knowing if it is a C4 or C4/...
by LateDateMorganGuy
Thu Oct 15, 2020 3:26 am
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Die use and life - documents available to members. CY 1878 added.
Replies: 10
Views: 550

Re: Die use and life - documents available to members. CY 1878 added.

Got the files I requested in short order this AM. Thanks Roger!!!
by LateDateMorganGuy
Sun Oct 11, 2020 11:23 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Is an 1878s Longnock VAM27A rarer than a VAM 27?
Replies: 5
Views: 456

Re: Is an 1878s Longnock VAM27A rarer than a VAM 27?

How about saying the V27A was recently "listed" instead of recently "discovered"? This is a pet peeve of mine, sorry.
by LateDateMorganGuy
Sat Oct 10, 2020 6:08 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: VAM kills/revisions 10/5/2020
Replies: 14
Views: 465

Re: VAM kills/revisions 10/5/2020

Congrats David. I have had a saying for a while, which I have shared before. "Interesting why the VAM listings have to expand before they contract". Or, to put it another way, why do the VAMs that get eventually de-listed, get listed in the first place? Hope all is well for everyone.
by LateDateMorganGuy
Mon Oct 05, 2020 4:44 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Amber Alert - 1894S Worm Eye
Replies: 4
Views: 306

Re: Amber Alert - 1894S Worm Eye

RD1 is the one with the gouge at 6-7 lower tail feathers and is a single use die. RD6 is a late die state reverse where a gouge on the EDS has been polished down. See below. This reverse die was used with 3 different obverse dies. RD13 is a single use die. There was a LOT of die incest at the SF Min...
by LateDateMorganGuy
Sun Oct 04, 2020 6:43 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Amber Alert - 1894S Worm Eye
Replies: 4
Views: 306

Amber Alert - 1894S Worm Eye

Just finished a die study of the 1894-S series. It appears that the VAM-1A Worm Eye obverse was hijacked and paired with three different reverse dies. The gouge at eagle's 6-7 lower tail feathers is only present on one of the reverses. Check your Worm Eye's for the correct reverse. There are two new...
by LateDateMorganGuy
Fri Oct 02, 2020 11:44 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Virtual VAM Thing?
Replies: 8
Views: 423

Re: Virtual VAM Thing?

Here is a link to what I think the "fund raiser" is.

https://www.ebay.com/itm/Vintage-Avon-c ... 4599638761

This may be another photo.
by LateDateMorganGuy
Fri Oct 02, 2020 12:33 am
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Suggestion - Would a standard reference grid make attribution easier?
Replies: 21
Views: 814

Re: Suggestion - Would a standard reference grid make attribution easier?

In all fairness, I did not create the DPIS (date placement indexing system) that I use for my die studies that MD references. I borrowed it from JR from his 89-CC series study. I may have refined it a bit, but that is irrelevant. I think JR may have borrowed the idea from researchers of other denomi...
by LateDateMorganGuy
Wed Sep 30, 2020 10:44 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Virtual VAM Thing?
Replies: 8
Views: 423

Virtual VAM Thing?

I know I am probably not the only one that would really like to attend an in-person FUN Show and VAM Thing next January. But somehow I wonder if there will be one or both. If there is, it will look quite different than in the past. This goes for both the FUN Show and VAM Thing. I don't like throwing...